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Wappen der Welt
Civic heraldry of Germany
State : Sachsen-Anhalt
District (Kreis) : Saalekreis (until 2007 Saalkreis)
Additions : 1950 Gollma, Gütz, Reinsdorf; 2004 Queis, Reußen, Sietzsch, Spickendorf; 2010 Braschwitz, Hohenthurm, Niemberg, Oppin, Peissen, Schwerz
The arms are identical to the arms of the Margraves of Landsberg, a branch of the Wettin dynasty, who since the 10th century ruled the area. The arms first appear in the late 12th century.
Seal from around 1900
The arms in the Wappen-Sammlung (+/- 1910)
The arms by Hupp in the Kaffee Hag albums +/- 1925
The arms during DDR times
Literature : Lexikon Städte und Wappen der DDR
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